Building Trust and Dissecting Power in the Rumphi Social Lab Reflection Session

RootChange Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

Fifty people including citizens, representatives from Community Based Organizations (CBOs), NGOs, INGOs, government, and traditional authorities turned up at the Rumphi Malin Lodge to reflect on their recent efforts to innovate together and address emerging issues of trust and power within their group.  They came by bicycle, mini bus, car, motor bike and on foot from almost every corner of …

Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement through Collective Impact in Nigeria

Nate Stephens Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

From 2014 to 2018 the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) project in Nigeria sought to build a stronger, more resilient, and more nimble Nigerian civil society by strengthening the capacities of civil society actors to form common agendas, coordinate strategies, align outcome measurements, and share knowledge. SACE organized 18 clusters of civil society organizations working on clearly-defined thematic issue …

Can Social Labs repair trust in two Malawi districts?

Alexis Smart Reimagining Projects

“The idea of an inclusive forum for discussion sits deep in our culture. The idea that we can harness this part of our culture to undertake actions to reform the aid system is new and exciting. We have complained about the jet-set foreign aid experts. But it is on us to step up and become the experts of our own …